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Should I book GoQuest Junior or Arena and what the age restrictions?

Overview. GoQuest Arena is for adults, teenagers and families with older children. The minimum age in GoQuest Arena is 8 but unless most of the group are 13+ you should choose GoQuest Junior. GoQuest Junior is for families where most are 13 or under and groups of 9-13 year olds. In short, if you’re a family with mainly over 13s then book Arena and mainly under 13s then book Junior! GoQuest Junior is not for groups of young children (5-8 year olds) even with adults, this is GoQuest so it is still a challenge – for parents too!
Groups – The minimum age for groups in GoQuest Arena is 13. The minimum age for birthdays for GoQuest Junior is 9th birthdays. GoQuest Junior is suitable for 9th to 13th birthdays. 5-8 year olds can play GoQuest Junior only when in a family team. It is not suitable for groups of 5-8 year olds even when accompanied by an adult.

Is GoQuest safe with social distancing and other restrictions? Can my larger group take part?

GoQuest South Carrickmines is a very large venue and with our 6 step play protocol, face masks and very regular and thorough cleaning routine we compare favourably with small indoor venues or attractions with seats. But see more on Covid-19 Safety. Groups can still book in even with the latest restrictions as you ALWAYS take part in smaller teams of 4/5 so we’re ideal for social distancing. Prior to entering the challenge arena we have good space in our reception and briefing rooms to ensure 2 metre social distancing.

Why 3 – 5 on a team? What if there’s just 2 of us?

Yes 2 people can play but currently are able to complete 23 of the 29 challenges. Sorry but we don’t take 2 person bookings on Saturdays or in the final session of the day. On average a team gets to attempt 15 challenges so it won’t affect your enjoyment you but we just like to make you aware.

How are teams set?

Based on the number in your booking we’ll tell you how many teams your group is split into, you then choose who goes into each team and there will be a maximum of five per team with a minimum of three (see below re team members).

We’ll ask you to choose a name for each team, remember these will be displayed on our scoreboard, if you do well they may appear on our Leaderboard and they’ll be on your certificate at the end of your visit too!

And, if you do particularly well you mind just find your name is still on the Leaderboard for your next visit too – and yes, we know you’ll want a next visit!

Will GoQuest Junior be too babyish for my family or too easy?

No! Please trust us when we say families with most 13 or under should play GoQuest Junior. At GoQuest we believe in challenging fun and Junior is that! Average scores so far are 20-25 out of 100.

Is GoQuest an Escape Room?

No, we’re quite unique and even if we do say so ourselves we think GoQuest is better than an escape room!! We’re 29 unique challenges that you roam around in the 1.5 hour session trying to solve as many as possible. (GoQuest Junior 21 challenges in 1 hr 15 minutes play time)

Are the challenges updated?

Yes! We regularly update our challenges and this has encouraged many of our visitors to return for another opportunity to increase their score. With the introduction of our Leaderboards in 2019 we’ve welcomed many back determined to get their name displayed for all to see!!

You’ll find details of the latest updates to our challenges here on our website.

How do we choose a challenge to suit?

Your session kicks off with a briefing and you’ll be advised that it’s up to your team to choose a challenge to suit, some pick a challenge based on available points while others decide based on a glance into the room and others again based on what they feel their team’s strengths are.

You’ve got 90 minutes to maximise your points, challengers select an available room of their choice and get through as many challenges as possible in this time collecting as many points as they can along their journey.

And remember, your points are automatically logged on our live scoreboards so you can keep an eye on the competitors too!

What should we wear?

Comfortable clothes are our recommendation, flat shoes/runners are best and due to the nature of some of the challenges we don’t permit high heels (you’ll thank us for this one!!).

Is GoQuest an option for those with special needs?

Some of our challenges will be unavailable to those who are physically restricted but the venues are accessible and there will be a selection of options that may suit. For this reason we suggest that you speak with our team in Carrickmines prior to booking to ensure it’s the right option for your day out.

Can I take take part in GoQuest if I’m pregnant?

Unless there are medical reasons for you not taking part we don’t forsee any problems but we would suggest that you choose your teammates well as there are some challenges that might not be quite as comfortable for you.

What are my options for food / drink?

GoQuest has party rooms or a large café space and this is where yuor group will have food when the activity is over. We do standard pizza packages for €7 per head (3 slices of margherita or pepperoni pizza and a 500ml soft drink) or gourmet pizza packages (choose any pizza toppings – 3 slices per head) with a 500ml soft drink for €9 per head. We also provide a sandwich/wraps platter with crisps and a 500ml soft drink for €9 per head (pre ordered). When you order food you have use of the room or space for up to 30 minutes at the end of the activity. We will provide napkins, paper platers and if having a cake then a knife and lighter.
If having a pizza/sandwich package we also have additional add on extras – contact us for more information.

Are there changing or storage facilities?

GoQuest doesn’t offer changing facilities as our guests turn up ready to participate. At each location you will find complimentary lockers for your personal belongings.

Do you have car parking?

Yes GoQuest Arena & GoQuest Junior have ample parking to the front and rear of the building.

Is GoQuest accessible on public transport?

GoQuest in Carrickmines is right next to the Luas Green Line, literally minutes walk from Leopardstown Valley Luas stop or Ballyogan Wood.

If you wish to arrange a private transfer to GoQuest, may we recommend who have proven quite popular amongst our clients.

Can we take photos?

Photos are permitted at any point during the challenges but we generally find that in the excitement of the event most people are caught up in scoring as many points as possible and simply hold on to the end for a group photo instead – especially when they can boast about winning!! We do not permit videos or the use of GoPros inside the arena.

We provide a range of photo props so you can get the perfect photo and our GoQuest team are always happy to take photos for you too.

In the case of corporate clients photos are taken of your group and sent on by email the following day – this is covered in the details of your corporate package booking.

We love to see photos from our challengers, if you’d like to show off your score make sure to include #goquest in your social media posts or tag us so we can pick them up too.